Underage Drinking

Minimum Ages for On-Premises Servers and Bartenders

Laws that specify a minimum age for employees who serve or dispense alcoholic beverages in on-premises establishments.

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AlabamaNo Change
AlaskaNo Change
Arizona              
  • Jurisdiction: Arizona
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/9/2017
  • Change: Minimum age decreased
  • Details
                                                          
Arkansas                                                                       
  • Jurisdiction: Arkansas
  • Effective Date of Change: 5/6/2003
  • Change: Multiple changes
  • Details
 
CaliforniaNo Change
ColoradoNo Change
ConnecticutNo Change
Delaware          
  • Jurisdiction: Delaware
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/17/2018
  • Change: Multiple Changes
  • Details
                                                              
District of ColumbiaNo Change
FloridaNo Change
GeorgiaNo Change
HawaiiNo Change
IdahoNo Change
IllinoisNo Change
IndianaNo Change
IowaNo Change
KansasNo Change
KentuckyNo Change
LouisianaNo Change
MaineNo Change
MarylandNo Change
MassachusettsNo Change
MichiganNo Change
MinnesotaNo Change
MississippiNo Change
MissouriNo Change
MontanaNo Change
NebraskaNo Change
NevadaNo Change
New HampshireNo Change
New JerseyNo Change
New MexicoNo Change
New YorkNo Change
North CarolinaNo Change
North Dakota                                              
  • Jurisdiction: North Dakota
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/1/2009
  • Change: Multiple changes
  • Details
                          
OhioNo Change
OklahomaNo Change
OregonNo Change
PennsylvaniaNo Change
Rhode IslandNo Change
South CarolinaNo Change
South Dakota          
  • Jurisdiction: South Dakota
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2018
  • Change: Removed Manager or Supervisor Must Be Present Requirement
  • Details
                                                              
TennesseeNo Change
TexasNo Change
UtahNo Change
VermontNo Change
VirginiaNo Change
WashingtonNo Change
West VirginiaNo Change
WisconsinNo Change
WyomingNo Change
United StatesNo Change